7 good reasons why you should travel far and wide

Get a world atlas or just browse one online. Return to the map of your state or province and see how small your area is compared to the whole state. Now, go on a map of your country and while your area may disappear, your "big" state or province becomes a small part of the country. Continue on a map of your continent. This time you may not find your state or province, and your "big" country becomes a small part of your continent. To conclude, head over to the world map and what do you notice? Your country may not disappear, but your "great" continent becomes a "faction" of the world.

This exercise demonstrates that you are expanding your worldview as and when you travel far and wide.

The main events of the last century and especially the explosion of the internet in recent decades have made you aware of the diversity of the world. However, no matter how informed you are about the world by your armchairs or armchairs, nothing dulls those places for first-hand experiences.

So in the following headlines, we will look at some reasons why you should travel a lot.

1. You get to not only get to know you, but also experience great places

The media (newspapers, radio, television, Internet), people and books tell and tell you about great places. But it is only through travel that you can "feel" the great places of the world like the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, in the State of Rajastan, India; Venice (Italy) with its gondoliers and their crafts on the many waterways; Sun Pyramid in San Juan Teotihuacan, not far from Mexico City (Mexico); Downtown Casablanca (Morocco), the main port, with Lyautey Place in the foreground; Mt. Cook, the highest peak of New Zealand and the Southern Alps seen across Lake Matheson, on the South Island; American Falls in Niagara Falls, New York; and a typical glass in Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago).

2. Get to know many different people, and how they really are

Traveling is a great way to expand your circle of friends and increase your understanding of others.

My many trips have enabled me to make many intimate friends in many places around the world. The close relationships we could not have been possible otherwise.

While living in Africa, I hardly ever came into contact with whites (and never really thought about it) because we lived in different communities inherited from colonialism. But when I went to Germany for example, I made many friends with whom I shared many loving moments. It made my perception of white people as outcasts or all racist crumble.

Some time ago, I watched a television documentary of a French television crew who went to Mali (Africa) to film an illiterate mechanic completely destroyed the engine of an old car, repaired it and assembled it again. As the noisy car disappeared into the fading distance, they came to the conclusion that the African was also capable of technological and technical achievements.

Many such cases exist to remove obstacles created by false perceptions and make people appreciate one another.

3. You get to experience more cultures and customs, and to be able to connect with different people

I once paid a visit to a friend in a rural area in northern Ghana, a neighboring country. As a custom request, he had to take me to all members of his extended family. I was surprised when they served us well in the first place. But it was my biggest surprise to be equally welcomed in the other two countries. We went back to my friend's house with the one disappointed with me and me very full and a great deal of anger towards him because he didn't even give me a hint as to what to expect.

Indeed, in my friend's area it is an obligation to serve a visitor's food and an honor when the visitor eats well. So I did honor the first house and less the second. However, my inability to eat in the third was considered as not appreciating their meal and my decision to cut visits a shame for my friend and his family.

This habit exists in my area to some extent. Any visitor should be offered water to drink before asking the reason for their visit. But you are not obliged to drink a little or all of the water unless you feel like it. You simply take a sip or touch the container (cup, calabash, etc.) and your behavior will not be interpreted as snobbery. But to say no is equivalent to "insulting" your host.

4. You widen your horizon

An American friend came to visit me in Togo, and I took him to Région des Plateaux, my country's famous tourist center. This is also the agricultural area of ​​Togo. We visited a farm where one could buy fruit harvested immediately before one.

"Is this a real pineapple?" my friend asked, looking at the strange fruit the farmer had cut from the plant and handed it over.

"Why?" I asked him by surprise.

"It was not harvested from a large tree," he said lame.

I was laughing my head off.

"By its size and weight, I thought pineapples grow on trees," she blushed, my friend explained.

The curious farmer laughed his head off as I explained our conversation. He offered to show my friend pineapple plants at various stages of development.

By the same token, you love turkey, but I think you'll appreciate it more when visiting a sheep herb region in Australia, for example; the same is true for cotton clothes when visiting the Sao Paulo cotton farms in Brazil; coffee when you see farmers drying coffee under the tropical sun in Colombia; chocolate when he wants farmers to remove nuts from the box (the first stage of chocolate processing) on ​​a cocoa plantation in Côte d & # 39; Ivoire (West Africa); canned pineapples when you see pineapples on the way to canned in Puerto Rico, etc.

5. You experience a different environment

Germany was the first European country I had visited. My yearning in the winter was to see, and especially experience, the snow. One dark winter night, an excited friend called to say snow. I jumped out of bed, pulled out, and my arms outstretched trying to catch flakes falling from the sky. A German couple passing by strolling their dog stared at me with amused smiles.

As I hated "harmony," the dry hot wind blowing from the Sahara straight to the West African coast, bringing a lot of dust and making cold mornings and evenings and the day burned, a French expat friend found it exotic because of the fog it brings in the morning and the color in the evening.

6. You live a "brilliant" world story

You may feel scared when listening to (from a person or on the radio) or watching (in the newspaper, television or internet) the pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal of India, the ancient buildings (castles, cathedrals, kateau) of Europe, museums, West African castles (slave history), America's plantations (slave history), monasteries and large tree-sculptures of American Indians walking, but a visit to the places they are found is a whole different experience.

7. You get a welcoming climate

People who do well in tropical climates often go overseas when the hot climate becomes tense and it is no secret that people in temperate climates also rush to places where they can enjoy the sun and the warm sea.

There are many other reasons why people should travel far. But I think these 7 are enough to let you pack your luggage if you had never gone on a trip or caught luggage again quickly if you were in one.

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